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Yosemite Fire Update June 12

YOSEMITE – Recent thunderstorms over the Sierra Nevada mountains and Yosemite National Park has sparked several fires that are active and are being monitored for multiple objectives. Precipitation associated with the recent lightning-caused fires has put some of them out. The National Weather Service is predicting continued thunderstorm activity through this weekend at the Sierra crest. All the fires are ...

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Yosemite Rangers Receive Emergency Response Awards

YOSEMITE – Three Yosemite National Park Rangers have received awards from the Mariposa County Health Department for their efforts and service to emergency medical services (EMS) in Yosemite National Park. Heidi Schlichting received an award for Paramedic of the Year, Dave Hahn was honored for Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) of the Year, and Nancy Phillipe for Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) ...

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Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson At Yosemite Festival

OAKHURST – Join the communities of Madera County to celebrate the 125th Anniversary of Yosemite National Park with a day of festivities, and meet Dawn Wall Climber Kevin Jorgeson. In its second consecutive year, the Yosemite Festival will be held Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Oakhurst Community Park. President Benjamin Harrison signed the legislation 125 ...

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Yosemite Announces Fire Season

YOSEMITE – The 2015 fire season in Yosemite officially began Sunday, May 24. Fire crews have completed all training, fire refreshers and fitness tests and all stations are staffed. The park is currently transitioning to fire season preparedness and fire resources will be available seven days per week for suppression efforts. Park fire resources for the season include: fire management ...

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Alder Creek Falls Hike 2015

My favorite part of this hike is seeing those harlequin lupine when they are blooming. We lucked out and there were many beautiful displays of yellow, purple and pink harlequins lining the trail in places and grouped together is other spots.

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Busy Weekend Expected In Yosemite

YOSEMITE – Yosemite National Park anticipates an extremely busy Memorial Day weekend. Its been a very busy year so far and the park expects high visitation, especially from Friday afternoon until Sunday. Visitors are strongly urged to avoid arriving during the peak hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Arriving early, or late in the afternoon are the best ways ...

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Wingsuit Flights Claim Two Lives

YOSEMITE – Two men were killed in an accident on Saturday, May 16, after BASE jumping in wingsuits from from Taft Point in Yosemite. The bodies of Graham Hunt, 29, and Dean Potter, 43, were recovered on Sunday, May 17, by Yosemite Search and Rescue and the California Highway Patrol after they were reported missing the night before.

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Tioga & Glacier Point Close At 8 PM Tonight

YOSEMITE – With rain and snow predicted this evening through tomorrow, Tioga Road and Glacier Point Road in Yosemite National Park will temporarily close at 8 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, May 13. This is due to a significant storm predicted for the area that will potentially produce several inches of new snow at higher elevations. Both roads will remain temporarily closed ...

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Fresno To Yosemite Bus Service Starts May 23

MADERA COUNTY – The new bus service from Fresno to Yosemite will start on Saturday, May 23, with runs starting as early as 4 a.m. from the Fresno Airport, and 6 a.m. from the Best Western in Oakhurst to Fresno. There will be six buses a day, seven days a week, except weekends and holidays when the early and late ...

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